Episode Archive

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Insurance Policy Blues

What happens when the high-gloss worlds of archived sound and auto insurance collide? Hope you’ve got a policy for excitement.

To The North Pole!

Finding the North Pole is hard enough. The harsh terrain, subzero temperatures…oh, and the fact that the pole isn’t even located on land.

Hawaii Calling

How a little radio show from a little south pacific island chain became the largest in the world.

The Blue Tail Fly

You’re listening to Burl Ives with “Blue Tail Fly” from 1944 and…

To Mary

When Mary Godwin and Percy Bysshe Shelly met, in 1814, it was love at first sight. Which made his being married a bit awkward.

Begin The Beguine

As a musician, Art Tatum was a true original – if a recording sounds like Tatum’s…it almost certainly IS Tatum’s.

Cocaine Blues

Love, Loss and Cold-blooded killers…It’s Murder Ballad week.

The Knoxville Girl

It’s Murder Ballad Week…You’re listening to the Story of the Knoxville Girl, by the Blue Sky Boys, and…

The Walking Blues

Censorship has been a big issue in the U.S. since, well, before there was a U.S.

I Didn’t Raise My Boy to be a Soldier

A mother’s lament that perfectly encapsulated American anti-war sentiment.

Your Cheatin’ Heart

Legend has it this song came to Williams while with fiancé Billie Jean Horton. Just driving around, talking about standard fiancé stuff…like, his ex-wife.

In The Clock Store

Wherever you are, when the clock strikes midnight, it’ll be a brand new year.